Press "Enter" to skip to content

Letter: Small gestures mean a lot

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Volunteers from the Gloucester Ruritan Club participate in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program by cleaning up a designated section of Farys Mill Road.

We were doing exactly that on the early morning of Saturday, Aug. 21, when a passing vehicle slowed down beside two of us. A young mother and her daughter in the backseat, with their windows rolled down, shouted expressions of gratitude for what we were doing.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Thank you for making our day with your act of kindness! The feeling of elation in our hearts is immeasurable. Thank you for teaching your daughter the importance of being environmentally responsible. Thank you for helping us forget for a moment the callous nature of people who are still throwing garbage from their moving vehicles, 51 years after the first Earth Day celebration.

Henry ThompsonGloucester, Va.

To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.